Amerequip earns award from Progress Lakeshore

Amerequip, a designer and manufacturer of custom equipment for the lawn, landscape, agricultural, construction and industrial equipment markets, has received Progress Lakeshore's 2015 Corporate Investment Award.

Progress Lakeshore, Inc., is a regional economic development organization.

The group's Corporate Investment Award recognizes a business that has made a positive economic impact on the community (employment growth); has expanded the business facility or product/services (business growth); is active in community service and leadership; and has developed innovative efforts used to adapt to marketplace change  In the past year, Amerequip has added 68 new employees and expanded its manufacturing space by more than 110,000 square feet.

"With a three-year track record of growth in sales, an expansion of its workforce, and the investment of $11.75 million in capital expenditures for facility and equipment upgrades as well as technology, Amerequip is an outstanding example of a firm that is doing things right," said Progress Lakeshore President Will Casey.  "Amerequip's leadership and staff are actively involved in the community and in workforce development."

"We are honored to be recognized by Progress Lakeshore," said Mike Vander Zanden, president/CEO of Amerequip.

"We take our commitment to our customers, our workforce and the community seriously, which is why we are willing to make these kinds of investments."

Taking part in an awards presentation recently were (from left) Mike Vander Zanden of Amerequip, Peter Wills of Progress Lakeshore, Inc., and Steve Shellman of Schenck (award sponsor).